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Everyone likes getting awards. It's only natural. And with Seattle Weekly taking home a whopping 15 of them this past weekend at the annual Society

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Seattle Weekly Takes Home 15 Society of Professional Journalists Awards

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Everyone likes getting awards. It's only natural. And with Seattle Weekly taking home a whopping 15 of them this past weekend at the annual Society of Professional Journalists Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest awards banquet--including six first-place finishes--well, it's made for a pretty celebratory morning around the office.

Encompassing Washington, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, the SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Awards annually highlight our region's best journalistic efforts. In particular, Seattle Weekly's Nina Shapiro deserves a major fist bump, as she brought home six awards all by herself.

But enough with the pomp and circumstance. Here's a look at who won what:

Investigative Reporting

3rd Place

Rick Anderson

"He killed Edwin Pratt"

Crime and Justice Reporting

1st Place

Caleb Hannan

"Lawrence Williams: no Romeo"

Government and Political Reporting

2nd Place

Nina Shapiro

"Nowhere-near-the-border patrol in Forks"

Environment and Science Reporting

1st Place

Joshua Frank

"Hanford's nuclear option"

Health Reporting

1st Place

Nina Shapiro

"The anti-vaccine epidemic"

Social Issues Reporting

1st Place

Nina Shapiro

"Nowhere-near-the-border patrol in Forks"

Education Reporting

2nd Place

Nina Shapiro

"Deaf jam"

Arts and Entertainment Reporting

2nd Place

Jonathan Walczak

"Ryan Henry Ward paints the town"

3rd Place

Ellis Conklin

"Pete Dexter lets it bleed"

Lifestyles Reporting

3rd Place

Nina Shapiro

"Ethan Stowell, empire builder"

Personalities Reporting

2nd Place

Keegan Hamilton

"The (alleged) adventures of Phoenix Jones"

3rd Place

Nina Shapiro

"The evolution of John McKay"

Business Reporting

1st Place

Keegan Hamilton

"Porn, piracy & BitTorrent"

Sports Reporting

2nd Place

Rick Anderson

"Suicide, horses & Omak's most notorious minute"

Special Sections

1st Place

Rick Anderson

"War isn't over: remembering Washington's war dead"

Congratulations, everyone! Find a full list of SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism winners here.

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